Looking back: July 1, 2016

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1956: Lightning bolt strikes father, 2 children

By Sharon Warner

Information was gathered from previous years of The Shelby Sentinel, The Shelby News and The Sentinel-News. You can reach the writer at sharonw@sentinelnews.com.


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10 years ago, 2006

Wright Elementary Principal Susan Quinlan resigned to take a principal’s job in Louisville – what she called a “bittersweet” decision…. "You must be kidding." That was the reaction from Dr. Robert S. Clark when he learned he'd been named the Central Kentucky News-Journal's 2006 Taylor County Man of the Year…. Megan Imel was named Miss Shelby County Fair; teen was Marissa Raisor; and preteen, Cathryn Craycraft. Shelby County fair tiny tot winners were Brooklyn Williams, 2-year-old girls; Trent Floden, 2-year-old boys; Shelby Cooley, 3-year-old girls; Ashton Human, 3-year-old boys; Makenzie Wise, 4-year-old girls; Drake Spaulding, 4-year-old boys. Winner girls in the 6- to 12-month-old category were Savanah Butler, Meckenzie Anderson, Elsa Aragon and Cecilia Jones; boys were Nathan Riddell, Noah Kingsolver, Tyler Wilson and Tyler Bailey; top four girls from the 12- to 18-month-old category were Mackenzie Eubank, Shelby Reeves, Mackenzie Roesler and Micahyah Ratliff; boys were Ashton Carey, Hunter Cook, Parker Ballard and Eric Mendosa; 18- to 24-month-old girls category were Kylee Houchin, Kennedy Welch, Shayna Smith and Olivia Marlin; boys were Jared Bryant, Landen Peyton, Landon Hill and Jackson Rice…. Taylor Smith, of Shelbyville, has earned a history degree from Centre College in Danville…. Kate Young graduated summa cum laude and earned degrees in psychology and Spanish at the spring 2006 commencement at Centre College…. Kate Biagi graduated magna cum laude May 20 from Saint Louis University with a bachelor of science in social work and a bachelor of science in business administration…. The clothing business didn't work out too well for Larry Rogers, but he's made his mark selling real estate. Rogers, owner of Coldwell Banker Rogers Realty Inc. in Shelbyville, on Monday quietly celebrated 20 years as a full-time agent…. Shelbyville's Main Street has seen several businesses come and go, but one in particular is still going. McKinley's Bread Shop & Deli, located at 615 Main, celebrated 10 years of business Wednesday. And even if Teresa McKinley, who co-owns the restaurant with husband Skip, won't tell you the secret recipe to her chilled Cucumber Soup, the secret to the business' success is open for discussion…. I’m one: Acelyn Malcolm Block, Shelby Annmarie Reeves…. Deaths: William H. Payne Jr., 75; Clara Booth Brewer, 86; Vernon C. Rucker, 85; Orville Wilson Shelburne, 92; Mary Alice Hall Walz, 90; Vivian Bernice Young Woods, 80; Richard B. Ellis Jr., 92; Dorothy G. Owen, 82; James W. “Big Daddy” Stone, 76; Kathryn Woods, 88.

15 years ago, 2001

The 2001 fair winners were, Miss Shelby County Teen, Mallori LeCompte; Little Miss and Mister, Jillian Elizabeth Stella and Cody Tyler Gilbert. Winning babies were 6-months-to-1-year, Kaitlyn Popp and Brayden Sanders Stoops (also grand champion baby under 1-year); 1-year-to-18-months, Savannah Medley (also grand champion baby under 18 months) and Andrew Todd Best; 18-months-to 2-years, Brianna Nicole Waits and William Tucker Sheehan (grand champion baby under 2 years).... Margaret Miles showed her quilt, a Stearns and Foster appliquépattern, that was given the Viewers’ Choice award at the state Cooperative Extension Homemakers meeting in April.... Paul Hornback, Shelby County tobacco farmer, was named to the Kentucky Tobacco Settlement Trust Corporation’s board of directors.... Taylor Smith, active in Boy Scout Troop 164 at Centenary Methodist Church for seven years, set up a men’s health fair at Jewish Hospital Shelbyville’s Community Room to help earn his Eagle Scout status.... Carrie Beth Wallace was awarded first prize at the Continental Congress gathering of the National Society Daughters of American Resolution in Washington, D.C., for her essay “The Stone Man….” About a dozen local charities received $46,000 in grants from the Moses Ruben Fund donations.... Births: Jaya Lajuan Cochran, Austin Bernard Moore, Mya Nicole Rogers, Brandon Troy Ethington, William Garrett Hardin, Yenisleydi Saustegui, Kahdlynne Grace Weaver.... I’m one: Abigail Lynn Thames.... Deaths: Rev. Edward C. Deindoerfer, 78; Arnold Gordon Jr., 48; Hazel Lucille Parks, 74; Charles Nester, 94; Bailey Dawn Rice, infant daughter of Jason P. and April Bailey Ride; James Douglas “Doug” Witt, 21; William Elmo Truax, 70.

25 years ago, 1991

Frank Beard's 29-year-old Shelbyville Country Club Invitational record came to an end. Howard Logan Jr. became the first five-time winner in the tournament's 37-year history when he finished with a two-day total of 5-under-par 139. Beard won four titles between 1957-62 and Logan has won all of his titles in the last 13 years – 1978, 1981, 1982, 1989 and 1991.... Starting July 17, it was announced Shelby County residents would be able to dial 911 in an emergency and reach central dispatch.... Dr. Raymond Lohr purchased the dental practice of Dr. Mark Reams.... The Master Dairy Farmer award came as a complete surprise to the first- and second-place winners, Mike Suter and Anita Duvall. They weren't even aware they'd met any special criteria.... Holly Creamer was presented one of two Women's Athletic Association Outstanding Senior Awards at Transylvania University's Awards Day ceremony.... For over 100 years, a drug store had occupied 512 Main St. – that is until Smith-McKenney Drug Co. Inc. left the Main Street corner for the new Medical Professional Building on Hospital Drive.... Margaret Phelps was the new manager at Nickel Shop at 931 Washington.... Claudia Sanders Dinner House announced they would not be closing as was speculated when the restaurant ran into sewer problems.... The Sentinel-News, once again, won the title of General Excellence from the Kentucky Press Association for multi-weekly newspapers.... Meg Wilson won the title of Miss Bluegrass Fair.... Harold Huber retired after 26 years in the farm equipment business. He is enjoying retirement in Florida.... Ryburn Weakley accepted the Service to Industry award for Bagdad Roller Mills.... Tylene Garrett was one of three Transylvania University faculty members who was named as a recipient of the Bingham Award for Excellence in Teaching.... The newest industry in town is not only new to Shelbyville, it's new to the entire world. Seating Systems Technology Inc. (SSTI), a new venture of Johnson Controls Inc., would employ 80 on assembly for making car seats.... Sabra Tara Shields was adopted by Jesse and Donna Shields.... Births: Carson Reid Stivers, Forrest Corey Clark, Elizabeth Ann Price, Paul Andrew Scrogham... Deaths: Erin Colleen Wiley, 16-year-old daughter of Rev. Lee and Jan Wiley; Vanessa Marie Hehe, 20-month-old daughter of Joseph and Betty Hehe; Brenda S. New, 47; Jules Clarence L'Hote, 73; Letitia Arterburn Stowe; Clifton Stivers, 75.

40 years ago, 1976

Donna Milesreceived a "Trooper Island Wildcat" painting from Kentucky State Trooper Glen Walton following her $100 donation to help sponsor Shelby County boys going to Trooper Island later in the summer.... Shelbyville City Councilman Forrest "Frosty" Beckley was apparently the target of gunfire when shots were fired into the front room of his Bayne Acres home. "I just walked in front of that window. It is just too close to tell you how close I came to getting shot," he said.... James Hite Hays, local attorney and Shelbyville Police Court judge, was named Outstanding Young Man by the local Jaycee chapter.... "Frankly, I feel like I've come back home," said Rev. Earl Curry in his new office at the Centenary United Methodist Church. He was appointed pastor of the local church after serving in Morehead for two years. June 23 was proclaimed Ed Cayce Day by city and county officials.... Stewart McBrayer, past president of the Citizen's Union Bank, joined the staff at Lawson's as office/credit manager.... Dale Moore won the Shelbyville Invitational Golf Tournament by roaring in with a 67, 4 strokes better than his performance the day before.... Pat Nethery was named president of the Hempridge Homemakers. Vice president was Judy Brooks, secretary was Diane Frazier and treasurer was Joyce Cloyd.... Births: Eleanor Helm Fields, Jonathan Avery Grise…. Deaths: Virginia Boyd Nichol, 81; Paul Wayne Imel, 27; Roy O. Timmons, 61; Lucille Richardson, 52; Lemon Curtis Tipton, 69; Marvin S. Black, 66.

55 years ago, 1961

The best golf at the Invitational was played by Shelbyville's Lucien Kinsolving. Frank Beard, Kentucky's best amateur golfer, captured his second straight Shelbyville Invitational crown. Charles Hudgins Jr. of Simpsonville won over Lucian Kinsolving in a 3 and 2 upset to reach the golf finals…. Judy Bohannon was one of the 25 FHA members that were selected to represent the 15,000 FHA members in Kentucky at the National FHA meeting in St. Louis, Missouri.... The Holstein-Friesian Association of America announced a new lactation average for the registered Holstein herd of John E. Kalmey. The herd had 25 completed production records averaging 13,218 pounds of milk and 496 pounds of butterfat.... Births: John Fulton Davis III, Sydney Leeds.... Deaths: Bettie Heightchew Carter, 96; Sigsbee Hill Logan, 62; Lou Zahradka; Harry Newton Miles, 84; Sallie Griffin Adams, 82; Robert Owen Wright, 72; Norman George Marvel, 62; James E. Eggen, 83.

60 years ago, 1956

T.W. Watson, agent of the Southern Railway, was elected general chairman executive officer, with jurisdiction over the entire Southern Railway System. He planned to leave for Charlotte, N.C., to assume duties of his new position.... The King's Daughters Hospital received a check for $9,850, which was one half of the Ford Foundation gift. The hospital would receive the same amount before March 1957, to be used for better service to the patients.... Edmund Baxter was appointed as the department’s director of Region III, Charlottesville, Va. He is a brother of Mrs. Robert F. Matthews Sr. and is well-known in Shelbyville.... Mickey Hayes left for Montreal, Canada, to sail on the S.S. Columbia for a 2-month student tour of Europe.... The 12th Gold Star Herd award was given to C.W. Shipman on his herd of registered Jerseys.... A storm described as a small tornado ripped the roof off from the 121-year-old Buffalo Lick Baptist Church on the Bagdad-Peytona Road, uprooted large trees on the Ben Lewis place and did other damage in the community. Windstorms and lightning caused scattered damage over the county during the past week. A bolt that struck the home of Mr. and Mrs. John D. Buckner Jr. on Finchville Road knocked down Buckner and his two children when it struck the house. They were not hurt, although he had been on the roof a short time before the lightning struck.... Births: Scottie Lee Newlen, Michael Wakefield Bright.... Serving our country: Army Pfc. William C. Aldridge, 18, was a member of the 1st Chemical Battalion’s 12th Chemical Company in Baumholder, Germany.... Army Spec3 Ervin T.F. Webb, 23, qualified as expert in firing the M-1 rifle in Korea. He is a communications chief in Company I of the 7th Infantry Division’s 17th Regiment.... Deaths: Mattie Glass Snyder, 83, wife of S.O. Snyder; B.E. Bricken; Mollie Ferguson LeCompte, 86, mother of local siblings, Robert Lee, Carroll, Norman, Lemuel and Selbert LeCompte; George M. Buchanon Sr., husband of Helen Hudson Buchanan; Isaac Payne Moore, 83, husband of Daisy Cook Moore; James Franklin Clemmons, 71, father of Mrs. Harold Y. Saunders; Homer Edmund Shaw, 70, brother of Harold Shaw; Lillie B. Rinker, mother of Mervyn C. and Kenneth H. Rinker, Ruth Parrish and Louise Pile; Bessie Lee Veenaman, sister of Fanola Atkinson.

70 years ago, 1946

According to Postmaster Milton Fullenwider, Shelbyville would be changed from second to first class post office. Fullenwider was elected national director of the Kentucky Chapter, National Association of Postmasters.... Deaths: W.T. Baker, a prominent citizen and president of the firm of Harbison and Gathright in Louisville, and later with is brother and son-in-law formed the partnership of Baker and Kaspar.

85 years ago, 1931

The residence of G.H. Wentworth, located on the Turner Bright farm near Clay Village, was totally destroyed by fire. Loss was estimated at about $5,000.... Births: Helen McCann Ford.... David Tipton was instantly killed by a bolt of lightning while driving a wagon near his home at Nashville Ind. He was formerly of Shelby County.... Other deaths: John J. Burnett, 77; Margaret Woodward Early, 55; Major James Hammond Smith.

90 years ago, 1926

Josephine Thurman sold her bungalow on Adair Avenue, to Edgar Fullenwider.... Deaths: John T. Hastings, 87, Shelbyville’s oldest businessman, father of Mrs. James D. Middleton; Lillie Lawrence, 38, wife of Charles Lawrence; Dr. George R. Stewart, 69, died at his home in Birmingham, Ala.